This Day in Baseball History....

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The Riot's biggest contribution to Cardinal's lore is below. In fact, next time you want to immortalize Ryan, find out what day this was and write a breakdown on how this came to pass:

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Breaking news: Stan Musial was a stud. In 1948, he led the league in batting average, hits, doubles, triples, RBIs, OBP, slug, & total bases. He had hits in 121 of 155 games, including four games in which he had five hits apiece.

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After Lance Berkman posted the lowest totals of his career in 2010, the Cardinals took a chance that the former all-star could rediscover his swing and play the outfield. He wound up becoming a World Series hero.

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See who called the Cardinals' 1957 trade for Curt Flood "an exchange of lesser players" and why the Cincinnati Enquirer quoted a source who said, "It's a deal that hurt both clubs."

https://www.stlredbirds.com/2021/11/05/ ... cardinals/

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Cardinals Ted Simmons and Ken Reitz both criticized Whitey Herzog's first big move of the 1980/81 offseason when he signed Darrell Porter 42 years ago today. See why they questioned Herzog's initial plan and why both players were soon headed to other teams:

https://www.stlredbirds.com/2021/11/06/ ... ll-porter/

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When the Cardinals traded for Roger Maris on this date in 1966, they knew about the wrist injury that had sapped much of his hitting power. What they didn't know was what he told the Yankees about his plans for the '67 season:

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42 years ago today, the Cubs traded Bruce Sutter to the Cardinals. See some of the other offers the Cubs got for Sutter and the snag that almost derailed the trade for the Cardinals:

https://www.stlredbirds.com/2021/11/11/ ... cardinals/

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When the Cardinals traded George Hendrick to the Pirates for John Tudor, the newest Cardinal was critical of Pittsburgh fans and honest when assessing the Cardinals' chances for the 1985 season. See why the Cardinals traded Hendrick away and what the always-blunt Tudor had to say:

https://www.stlredbirds.com/2021/11/18/ ... ohn-tudor/

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On this date in 1994, the Cardinals signed Tom Henke to be their new closer. See which four teams Henke was considering for his final season:

https://www.stlredbirds.com/2021/11/28/ ... -st-louis/

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See why the Cardinals chose to trade for Mark Mulder in December 2004 instead of his teammate, Tim Hudson, and why the deal appeared to turn around the Cardinals' offseason:

https://www.stlredbirds.com/2021/11/25/ ... rk-mulder/

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